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PEI And Manitoba Latest PNP Draw Updates

PEI releases details of 3 PNP draws

Prince Edward Island has held three Provincial Nominee Program draws since special coronavirus measures were put in place.
For these three draws the PEI PNP only invited candidates from the Express Entry and Labour Impact categories who were working in an essential service such as healthcare or trucking. Business Impact candidates are normally also included in PEI EOI draws which were not a part of the past three draws. As a result, only 29 candidates were issued invitations over the course of the three draws. Typically PEI PNP draws issue over 100 invitations across the three streams.

The PEI PNP’s Express Entry Category is aligned with the Canadian government’s Express Entry System, which manages the applications for three economic class immigration categories: the Federal Skilled Worker Program, Federal Skilled Trades Program, and Canadian Experience Class.

The PEI PNP did not provide a breakdown of how many Express Entry and Labour Impact candidates were invited, nor the minimum EOI score required for each category.

Candidates in the Labour Impact Category were also invited in the past three draws. This immigration category is for foreign nationals who have a valid job offer in PEI, and have support from their employer. It is divided into three streams: Skilled Worker, Critical Worker, and International Graduate.

The Work Permit Stream is for entrepreneurs who wish to own and operate a business in PEI.

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Manitoba issues 99 invitations in latest PNP draw

The invitations were issued through the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP) to candidates in the Skilled Workers in Manitoba, Skilled Workers Overseas and International Education streams.

The invitations, also known as Letters of Advice to Apply (LAAs), were distributed as follows:

  1. Skilled Workers in Manitoba: 72
  2. Skilled Workers Overseas: 15
  3. International Education Stream: 12

Among the LAAs issued in the May 21 draw, nine went to candidates with a valid profile in the federal Express Entry system. Those who receive a provincial nomination are awarded an additional 600 CRS points and are effectively guaranteed an Invitation to Apply ITA from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada IRCC.

The Skilled Workers in Manitoba Stream provides a pathway to permanent residence for eligible temporary foreign workers in the province and international graduates of Manitoba post-secondary educational institutions. Skilled worker EOIs are given a score out of 1,000 and the highest-ranked are issued LAAs. The lowest-ranked Skilled Workers in Manitoba candidate selected in this draw had a score of 485.

Skilled Worker Overseas candidates needed a score of 613 and above to be eligible for an LAA in the May 21 EOI draw.

The MPNP sent out 12 LAAs to International Education Stream candidates in this draw. No EOI minimum score was provided.

This was Manitoba’s 90th draw since the program began in April 2014. The Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program has now issued 2,030 invitations in 2020

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